Learn the Craft of Conscious Video Editing: Become a Video Artist

Learn to craft high-quality, impactful videos and
use editing as a means to joyfully refine the being and develop a deeper sense of beauty & harmony while immersing in Integral Education Content 🌷
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Be part of a vibrant community of editors who will nurture each other and grow together 🧡 ⁣ ⁣
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Dedicated mentor support along with personalised feedback makes the journey a sadhana where we not only develop our outer skills but also grow within. Open to all seekers with a basic comfort in technology  🖥

A 12-Week Hands-on Journey to Learn the Art of Video Editing

⁣An artist is not just someone who paints with his hands physically. In this digital age, an artist is also someone who creates digitally.⁣ ⁣⁣Sri Aurobindo says music, art and poetry are a perfect education for the soul ☀️⁣

We will hold a collective aspiration to:

 🌼 Powerfully Communicate Through Visual Storytelling: Learn tools and principles to leverage the power of video to inspire others into conscious action - communicating a message clearly, precisely and with impact. 🪔

🌼 Create High-Quality Aesthetic Videos: Learn principles of good video design. With personalised feedback, cultivate your sense of beauty and aesthetic. 

🌼 Grow Within - Video Editing as a Sadhana: Sadhana is not just in meditation, but also in action and work. The Video Artists community is a space to bring beauty and perfection to life, to create videos with a soul and in that process connect deeper to ourselves.
Duration
31 Oct - 22 Jan
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30-9 PM IST
Intensive Bootcamp in Week 1 & 7
Video Artist Circles on Wednesday 7:30-9 PM IST
2-3 Hours/ Week of Project Work in Week 2-5  & 7 - 11

Join the Vibrant Video Artists Community

Contribution for Practice Lab: ₹5900 (inclusive of all taxes)

  • Week 1 Video Artist Bootcamp I (1 Week)

    Oct 31st, 2022 - Nov 4th, 2022
  • Session 1 Principles of Video Editing (7:30-9 PM IST)

    Oct 31st, 2022
  • Session 2 Introduction to KdenLive (7:30-9 PM IST)

    Nov 2nd, 2022
  • Session 3 Deeper into KdenLive (7:30-9 PM IST)

    Nov 4th, 2022
  • Week 2 - Week 5 Video Project (4 Weeks)

    Nov 4th, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022
  • Sangha Collective Every Wednesday 7:30-9 PM IST

    Nov 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • Week 6 Collective Assimilation (1 Week)

    Dec 1 - Dec 7th, 2022
  • Peer Learning Circle Wednesday 7:30-9 PM IST

    Dec 7th, 2022
  • Week 7 Video Artist Bootcamp II (1 Week)

    Dec 11th, 2022 - Dec 17th, 2022
  • Session 1 Fine Tuning Video and Audio (7:30-9 PM IST)

    Dec 12th, 2022
  • Session 2 Video Editing on Canva (7:30-9 PM IST)

    Dec 14th, 2022
  • Session 3 Karmayoga with Divyanshi (7:30-9 PM IST)

    Dec 16th, 2022
  • Week 8 - Week 11 Video Project (4 Weeks)

    Dec 17th, 2022 - Jan 14th, 2023
  • Sangha Collective Every Wednesday 7:30-9 PM IST

    Dec 21, 28 and Jan 4, 11
  • Week 12 Collective Assimilation (1 Week)

    Jan 11th, 2023 - Jan 22nd, 2023
  • Peer Learning Circle Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30 PM

    Jan 18th, 2023

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Aspiring to Learn the Craft of Creating Impactful and Beautiful Videos

A powerful and high-quality video has a vast number of details that have gone into it in the background ⁣🌸
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Learn the tools and the principles behind the subtle shifts that make an impactful video and create videos with a deeper presence.

Aspiring to Cultivate Beauty and Harmony in Your Life

You aspire to develop an inner sense and discernment of what is truly beautiful, and harmonious - cultivating an aesthetic sense. â£
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This will serve as a powerful guide for discerning our own inner movements and outer choices. When our life is surrounded by beauty, it brings a deep joy in our lives🧡 

Ready for an Intense and Joyful Karmayoga, Developing the Spirit of Service

This community requires you to be an active contributor 💪 All the learning happens through joyful action and feedback from the mentors. â£
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During the project weeks, each participant will be required to complete editing 1 video every 2 weeks. The weekly Sangha Collectives and the WhatsApp group will be our anchors for the journey.

Evolve. Action. Community.

Learn to Evolve by Practicing Together as a Community

Learning is Better With Community

Intensive Bootcamps and Weekly Sangha Collectives

The 1st week and the 6th week of the course would be an intensive bootcamp with collective sessions to learn the skills for the project work.  During the project work weeks, we will have weekly gatherings to check in on the progress and provide support wherever needed. 
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There will be space to learn from each other, inspire each other and joyfully progress on this journey 🤗

Mentor Support and Feedback

Learn from experienced editors and designers of the Video Artists community. Receive constructive feedback that will nurture you and accelerate your growth both inwardly and outwardly.

Learning by Doing

Video Assignment of the Week (During Project Work Weeks)

Receive a video editing assignment every week with a boost of motivation from the community. Each participant will be required to fully edit 1 video every 2 weeks for the project work along with incorporating any feedback. â£
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These videos would for our community's real-world projects and courses. Mentors will be available to proactively support and guide you on your assignments.

Special Guest Sessions with Experts

We will have senior mentors from the community offering sessions to help us go deeper into the spirit of action and grow within, accelerating our process of joyful Karmayoga.

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About Purnam

Purnam Centre for Integrality is a unit of Auroville Foundation, an Institution of Higher Education, Government of India, located in Auroville, which is a UNESCO supported international city in the making in Tamil Nadu, India, with the aim of realising human unity.

  • Surya Ravishankaran

    Head Designer and Editor, Purnam Centre for Integrality

    Three years ago, I quit my job in the corporate world in pursuit of an inner calling. I came to Auroville to participate in Purnam's Swadharma course and ended up joining Purnam. At Purnam, I experienced exponential growth and transformation within and without through different roles and responsibilities be it content writing, graphic design, video editing, managing teams, organisation and facilitating groups. Learning through action at Purnam and doing work as service has shown me the joy of Karmayoga.
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    Bringing beauty, perfection and communicating a message powerfully with inspiration is something that gives me a deep joy. I have always been in love with technology as well as art. Video editing gave me a doorway to marry these two passions to create art digitally. Through editing I have grown in my sense of harmony and aesthetic while also learning how to be clear, precise and impactful. Videos with a soul have the power to move and inspire people to take conscious and purposeful action. If this is something that call you to, join us 😊
  • Chaitanya Bonthapally

    Founder & Facilitator at MirraKi, Video Artists Mentor and Volunteer at Purnam

    My journey of following my inner calling began with getting an opportunity to do a transformative flagship course of Purnam, Swadharma 9.0. After the course, I enrolled myself in volunteering for editing videos for Purnam under the guidance of Surya. I am immensely grateful to have got an opportunity to work on the videos for Purnam, as it was not just about learning the soft skill, but also a journey of going deep within & connecting with the works of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother, and also gently taming the perfectionist ego so that I could learn to create anything without getting attached to the outcome and the work. 

    It is through working on the editing videos on Canva and iMovie, I could learn Canva, which has changed my life completely. Canva has given my soul value (Beauty & Aesthetics) and Soul Force (Perfection) a ground to express, learn and progress.
  • Raghav Sharma

    Video Artists Mentor and Volunteer at Purnam

    Hi, I am Raghav 🙋🏻‍♂️ - a data engineer by profession and a volunteer at Purnam. I have been sensing my calling towards spirituality since the last 3 years and am always trying to dwell over it. 

    I always cherish creativity and a visual mode of learning & representations. My biggest learnings and answers to my questions regarding spirituality have come while I was editing videos and I have often achieved a sense of perfection thereafter. Moreover, the technical learning aspects that I have been able to touch upon have truly helped me grow as a seeker.
  • Akruti Bhawsar

    Video Artists Mentor and Volunteer at Purnam 

    My journey with Purnam started through Savitri Painting. I belong to the Arts background felt myself lagging behind in technology. As for my interest in photography and editing pictures, motivated me to step up and volunteer for video editing and content creation for constant learning, growth and progress of oneself. To work for Purnam is being in touch with the divine presence within.
Testimonials About Video Artists Sangha
Spirituality is not just about Wisdom and Compassion, but also about Beauty and Work. Surya is one of the rare individuals who understand and lives this. To him, Video editing is a deep Sadhana of bringing beauty, Divine beauty, love and harmony to life, with great perfection and the spirit of service. How to create magic with videos, to create from a deep inner space and to touch deeply. 

There are video courses that teach you to "create to sell", but here you have a course that also teaches you to "create to powerfully touch" - touch hearts and move energy into action of love, service and creativity. 
Divyanshi Chugh
Co-Founder, Purnam Centre for Integrality, Auroville
I worked with Surya for our flagship programme's promotion video production and I am more than happy to recommend him for his professionalism. He was very patient in helping us understand the nuances of our very first video production, edited and stitched all the pieces into one coherent story not just in content but also in the form it is presented. â£
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He also trained one of our team members to edit videos in a short period. Over all, I am very happy with the professionalism, friendliness and expertise he brings to the work! Having seen Surya work on our project and also train our team member, I highly recommend his lab on video editing!
Shankar Devy
Co-Founder, Talam, Auroville

Frequently Asked Questions

The Video Artist Bootcamp Intensive is what will give you the skills and foundation for a fruitful journey. The sessions will be hands-on and experiential, it will be very difficult to catch up if you miss any of the sessions. 
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The weekly gatherings during the project week are also crucial.The power of community and creative pressure of these gatherings will propel us forward towards our aspirations to create high quality videos. Intermittent participation would break the rhythm of action. As much as possible avoid missing any of the sessions and circles.
During the 1st and the 6th week, about 2-3 hours of practice time per week are required apart from the three 90-minute sessions each week. â£This will give you the skills needed and the foundation for the journey ahead. Schedule your calendar ahead of time and the collective energy will carry you :) 
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The time commitment required during the project work weeks is 2-3 hours per week which is kept relaxed keeping in mind those who have other regular work commitments. You would be creating and editing 1 video every two weeks.⁣ 

These initial 3 months will really give you a sense of the spirit of the community and work, while working on your skills. Participants are highly encouraged to continue their commitment for longer and increase their time commitment - this will accelerate the growth and multiply the joy 🧡 
All that is required is a basic comfort with technology and a willingness to learn and be consistent.⁣ Existing experience with video editing is a great plus.
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Our community of video editors have prepared an online course with guidelines to help you learn all the skills you need to create quality videos for the work. This course is suitable even for beginners. 
The recommended system requirements are listed below:
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Operating system: 64-bit Windows 7 or newer, Apple macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) or newer, 64-bit Linux.
CPU: x86 Intel or AMD; four 2-GHz cores for HD-Video. 
RAM: 8 GB for HD-Video.

See the below links to check system configuration:
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Windows - https://bit.ly/windows-config
Mac - https://apple.co/3CGXYhP
Linux - https://bit.ly/linux-config⁣
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You may also install the software we would be using KdenLive and check if it is running.⁣
You can download it here - https://kdenlive.org/en/download/ â£â£
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If you are still unsure you can reach out to us using the contact form below.
The course will be held using the open source (free) and powerful video editor KdenLive (https://kdenlive.org) and Canva (https://www.canva.com), an online visual design tool which has a free version equipped with many great resources and features.

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